Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Jan 5, 2012
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2012
10:00 am Worship Service
Time of Praise
* Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Songs of Praise
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Ordination & Installation of Elders & Deacon
Sacrament of Baptism
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Selected Scriptures from Genesis 1-9
Message – THE STORY Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
“CREATION: THE BEGINNING OF LIFE AS WE KNOW IT”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 147 (Verses 1-3) ……………….. “How Great Thou Art”
* Song of Departure No. 444 (Vs. 1 & Chorus)….“I Love to Tell the Story”
Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
ELDERS INVITATION – If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, please see Pastor Rick or
an Elder today. Elders will be greeting at the doors as you leave the
sanctuary this morning and they are also listed on the back of your
bulletin. You may also make a notation on the Fellowship Register as
it is passed today.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 295 ………..…………….. “Tell Me the Story of Jesus”
* Invocation & Salutation
Living Word: Matthew 2:13-18 (Page 934)
DVD: “SHEPHERDS, WISE MEN, AND A KING”
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 266 ………………………..……… “That Beautiful Name”
*All who are able, please stand.
TODAY AT GRACE
9:50 – 11:15 AM DISCOVERY KIDZ MEET. All children ages 3
years – 5th Grade meet downstairs by the youth desk.
WE CELEBRATE TODAY as Grant Patrick Marshall, son of Rick and
Laura Marshall, is baptized. The flowers on the piano are in honor of
ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION of newly elected Consistory
members will be held during our morning service today.
For the Office of Elder: Rev. Scott Crane, Wes Dekker
(Rev. Scott Crane will be ordained as well as Installed)
For the Office of Deacon: Eric Wigent
(Eric will be installed as well as ordained.)
WE EXPRESS OUR DEEP APPRECIATION for the faithful service
which has been rendered by the Consistory members who this
morning relinquish their responsibilities after completing their term
of service: John Sawyer, Les VanWyk, Rick Marshall
TODAY WE BEGIN The Story, condensed version of the Bible in
chronological order. In its 31 chapters, you are led through the story
of God who always calls his people back to himself. Included in this
study will be not only the Sunday messages, but devotional studies,
music, and DVD’s featuring Randy Frazee. You will also have an
opportunity discuss the Chapters of The Story on Wednesday nights
at 7:00 pm. You will also be able to study the chapters in your own
devotions using the study questions provided. So join us as we
immerse ourselves into a year of putting ourselves in God’s Story.
THE CHIAPAS MEXICO MISSION TEAM will meet in the Chapel
following the morning service.
A PRAYER GROUP will meet following the service in the Sanctuary
to pray for Pastor George and the new church start. All are welcome.
THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GUIDE CLASS will meet in the
Consistory Room following the morning service today.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
6:30 PM ELDERS ORIENTATION MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR Grades 5 & 6
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH MEETING
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Crockpot Dinner…come out
and see what’s cooking!
6:30 SENIOR CHOIR members meet for practice.
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
GEMS meet at the Crossing
VICTORS meet in the Fellowship Hall
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
ADULTS –Come and join the discussion of “The Story”.
The study “CONNECT THE D.O.T.S. (Disciples of The
Story)” will connect the Sunday sermon with additional
study options. Rev. Scott’s Class will meet in the Consistory
Room. Pastor Rick will be leading a class in the Chapel.
7:45 WORSHIP DESIGN TEAM meets in Pastor Rick’s Study.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8
6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY DINNER.
NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012
NEXT SUNDAY we celebrate Sacrament of the LORD’S SUPPER.
Pastor Rick continues “The Story” with the message: “God Builds a
6:45 pm Y-LIFE for students in Middle and High School. Meet at the
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Tena De Vink has once again returned to
her home after being hospitalized this past week. For all other prayer
requests and praise reports, see the Prayers & Praise Line.
IN APPRECIATION – Thank you to my Grace family for all the
cards, prayers, and other acts of kindness shown to me; and thank
you to Pastor Rick for his many visits! ~Tena De Vink
DISCOVERY KIDZ – One Shepherd is still needed for this rotation!
See Heather if you can help!
THE GALAXY will be distributed on Sunday January 15th. Please
have all articles in the box behind the desk in the main office by
Thursday Jan. 12th or send to Sandy Gort (email@example.com) or
Pat TerBeek (firstname.lastname@example.org).
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of January is designated
For the Gideons. This offering will be received on January 25.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Pat Ter Beek, Scott Thornton
Lower Doors: Mike & Marjean Tibbets
Jan. 15 Upper Doors: Bob & Shirley Tofferi; Khuon & Hon Tran
Lower Doors: Roger & Phyllis Vander Sloot
Today Diane Maitner, Luke & Janell Nordlund
Jan. 15 Lynda Ver Merris, Jayme Dood, Allie Mc Elroy
Prayers & Praise Line
January 8, 2012
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Praise for the excellent turnout and enthusiastic response to the Family Christmas Celebration.
Praise for the continued support of the people of Grace Reformed Church. Pray for the Crossing
Community folks as we begin to fulfill our mission of “Connecting people with God, each other, and our community.”
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
As other prayers are shared, you are invited to write
them down and include them in your prayers for our
congregation this week. Please keep the church
informed of your prayer needs and praise reports!
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